Wildfires Turn Greece Skies Red

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Widespread wildfires turned the sky red on the Greek island of Evia and forced overnight evacuations, Sunday, August 8. ————————— READ MORE: Thousands of people have fled their homes on the Greek island of Evia as wildfires burned uncontrolled for a sixth day on Sunday, and ferries were on standby for more evacuations after taking many to safety by sea. Fires that had threatened northern suburbs of Athens in recent days died back. But the blaze on Evia, a large island east of the capital, quickly burgeoned into several fronts, ripping through thousands of hectares (acres) of pristine forest across its northern part, and forcing the evacuation of dozens of villages. Wildfires have erupted in many parts of the country during a week-long heatwave, Greece's worst in three decades, with searing temperatures and hot winds creating tinder-box conditions. Across the country, forest land has burned and dozens of homes and businesses have been destroyed. ————————— LINK: https://www.voanews.com/europe/blaze-ravages-evia-island-sixth-day-greek-wildfires
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